Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Author Comments, Not Mock Newbery

Ballad of Jessie Pearl, by Shannon Hitchcock

Ballad of Jessie PearlSummary:  It’s 1922, and Jessie has big plans for her future, but that’s before tuberculosis strikes. Though she has no talent for cooking, cleaning, or nursing, Jessie puts her dreams on hold to help her family. She falls in love for the first time ever, and suddenly what she wants is not so simple anymore.
Inspired by Shannon Hitchcock’s family history, The Ballad of Jessie Pearl wraps you like an old quilt in the traditions, tastes, and dialect of rural North Carolina.



2 thoughts on “Ballad of Jessie Pearl, by Shannon Hitchcock

  1. This book overall was very good. What I liked best in the whole book was the writing style, because you could feel the path of the story and the emotions from the conflict that the main character felt. I felt that the characters were also very well written, because you could see into them. Also, the book was very visual. The descriptions the author used, helped create vivid pictures in your mind. Overall, I enjoyed this book, even though it was a bit slower paced then most books. This book felt like a good read, but I am not so sure about Newbery yet.

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